Crisis in Lagos, Nigeria. Buses lined up on streets to carry civilian volunteers to Nigerian Army Recruiting Centers. Nigerian men protest and spread violence after the eastern states,Biafra declares its independence. Policemen control the crowd. Women also join the men volunteer for military service.
Thousands of Nigerian Moslems celebrate the birthday of Prophet Mohammed in Lagos, Nigeria. Men, women and children gathered for the celebration. Festivities include parades, feasting, and a family carnival. School children parade with hand made banners. A banner reads 'Kawamu Arabic School'. A banquet for the entire town at the local race track. People savour various kinds of specially prepared food.
Nigerian Prime Minister Abubakar Tafawa Balewa abducted by the rebels in Nigeria. Exterior of a building. Vehicular traffic passes on the street. "Federal Palace Hotel" written on the top of a building. Past events show Prime Minister Balewa as he arrives to preside at a Commonwealth Minister's Conference. The ministers seated at a desk and Balewa speaks to them.
German hostages at the Hotel Lago Di Braies-Brai near Dobbiaco, Italy. German Pastor Martin Niemoller with soldiers on the snow covered hotel porch. He leans against the balustrade smoking a pipe. Snow and trees in the background. General Holder, former Chief of Staff of the German Army sitting in a chair looks out of hotel window. German hostages, liberated by the U.S. Fifth Army from the Hotel, walk around in the snow on hotel grounds. Prince Frederick Leopold of Prussia, shows his number which was worn at all times and the cross sewed on his jacket back. French politician Andre Leon Blum, German businessman Fritz Thyssen, President of the Reichsbank Hjalmar Schact, Austrian politician Kurt Schuschnigg and Lt. Colonel Stevens chat with 88th Division soldiers. Military vehicles on the street.
Featherweight World Championship Fight in Palace of Sports, Paris,France. Algerian Cherif Hamia boxing against Nigerian Hogan (Kid) Bassey. Hamia knocks Bassey down for the count of eight. But Bassey comes back strong and the referee has to stop the fight. Kid Bassey is the winner and new World Champion.
View of the first three U.S. B-52 bombers (of a force of 15) landing at U-Tapao Airbase, Thailand on April 10, 1967. These bombers hit targets in Vietnam on their way to U-Tapao. (The entire force arrived during the period from April through July, 1967, on temporary assignment from the Strategic Air Command 4433rd Bomb Wing at Anderson Air Force Base, Guam.) The B-52s are under the command of the SAC 3rd Air Division. The aircraft land with wing flaps down and deploy drag chutes to slow their ground rolls.Officers of the 4258th Strategic Wing,and Royal Thai Air Force greet the arriving aircrews. The event is recorded by photographers, along with newsmen from Japan, Thailand, United States and Philippines.